ELECTION ’12//ALCO SUPERVISOR DIST 2 | The Sacramento Political Action Committee with it sights set on thwarting Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s smooth sailing campaign for Alameda County supervisor has a rather comical and viciously biting name, but no money, as of yet.
The group, using the short name, Morals PAC, according to a story today in the San Francisco Chronicle officially calls itself, “Hayashi for Alameda [County] Supervisor 2012, Morals PAC: Masses organizing research against lying & stealing opposing Mary,” according to the Secretary of State’s campaign finance database.
One of the group’s leaders told Matier & Ross to expect a large mailer attacking Hayashi’s October 2011 shoplifting charge. The campaign mailer, according to the Chronicle, is a riff on the famous movie poster of Cameron Diaz in “There’s Something About Mary.” But, according to campaign finance reports, Morals PAC has yet to file any transactions, including any designated as late contributions through Monday, Oct. 29.
Expect the forthcoming piece to be wickedly satirical. The same group has lampooned Hayashi in the past with a series of comics. However, time is running out for any strong push by opponents to highlight Hayashi’s infamous brush with the law. In the meantime, some very vocal supporters for appointed Supervisor Richard Valle are still clamoring for him to drop Hayashi’s brutal mugshot on unsuspecting District 2 voters. With nearly a week to go, it is increasingly more likely this won’t happen, not only from Valle’s campaign or any other independent rival of Hayashi.